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Saturday, July 28, 2012

FOTD: UD Book of Shadows IV

I love, love, love my UD Book of Shadows IV. I know it can be hard to come up with looks when you have so many choices so, I thought I'd share what I decided to do with it today. I also thought I'd use some of the things from my latest Pumpkin and Poppy order. I hope you enjoy. Also, the powder on my shirt is my mineral corrector >.< It's a sample from The All Natural Face, and we all know samples are messy.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Midnight Cowgirl (lid)
Bender (crease)
Cobra (outer corner) 
Zephyr (inner corner, arch of the brow)
Skimp (blended over outer edge of Bender) 
Physician's Formula Eye Enhancing Shimmer Strips for Blue Eyes (black) (lower lashline)
Gravity (packed over black liner on lower lashline) 
Milani Liquif'eye in black (tightline)
Urban Decay 25/7 liquid eyeliner in Perversion (upper lashline)

The All Natural Face mineral concealer in Ecru
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation in Translucent Light
Pumpkin and Poppy Oak Bark Contouring Powder (must have for fair girls)

Pumpkin and Poppy lip pencil in Marianne 

DISCLAIMER: If I have left a product out of the listings, it's because it's an item that is no longer considered cruelty free. I have some items in my collection that are not cruelty free any longer that I will not repurchase once they are used up, and I do not feel comfortable disclosing these products.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tag: 5 Products I Can't Wait to Get My Hands On

I thought this was a neat tag, and my camera has decided not to cooperate with me for some reason. Hopefully I can get the problem fixed tonight, but in the meantime, I thought this would be fun to do!

  1. Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette: This seems to be a very nice, cool-toned palette that I can see myself getting a ton of use out of. The colors in it are beautiful, high quality, and this palette is cheaper than the Urban Decay Naked 2 that I've had my eye on for a while. I've decided to go with this option instead since I am more attracted to the colors and the price tag. 
  2. 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Eye Cream: I'm going to have to agree with DanielleLovesGlitter on this one. I have been swooning over this product since CosmeticCouturier started using it it her youtube videos. The difference in her skin is amazing, and I definitely need some help since I'm fair, nocturnal, and naturally have dark circles to begin with. I think this eye cream and I will have a long, happy life together once I finally get my paws on it.
  3. Inglot Eyeshadows: I have been wanting some of these shadows for quite a while now. They will most likely be my next eyeshadow purchase, though I have no idea what colors I want yet. The freedom system is such a good deal, and the packaging seems to be superior to any of the other palettes and systems that are out at the moment.
  4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation: Tarte offers porcelain options in both a yellow and pink tone. I've seen some great reviews on this, and I've been searching for a HG foundation for those days when I want to be flawless. 
  5. OCC Skin Conceal: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics offers a very wide selection of colors. Every review I have seen of this product states that the product looks just like skin and can be used both under they eyes and on the rest of the face. I will need a replacement concealer when I am done with what I'm currently using since it's no longer cruelty free. I think this is going to be a great option.

    I would love to see what 5 products you can't wait to get your hands on. Thanks for your time, and I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review:Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser

I have dry, sensitive skin that does not appreciate my scrubbing it with multiple makeup removers at the end of the day to get my water proof mascara and eyeliner off. I also wear contacts and have semi-sensitive eyes to begin with. Having searched for a one-step solution to this problem for quite a while,  I was rather hopeful when I saw a review of this product shared on VeggieBeauty's Facebook page. I immediately purchased it from Vitacost, I believe, and anxiously awaited it's arrival. I must say that I was not disappointed. 
With one pump of product, this truly gentle cleanser takes off any face makeup that I have on. This includes liquid, cream, and powder products. It also does not make the redness around my nose and cheeks flare up, as usually happens when I cleanse my face with most any cleanser. Just one pump of this also gets rid of all of my eye makeup if I have not used TONS of waterproof eyeliner and mascara. On the days that I do slather on the waterproof stuff, I simply use another half pump, which takes care of what was left over from the first full pump.
I find this process much easier than using a makeup wipe, waterproof eye makeup remover, and then cleansing my face. At the end of this process, no matter how gentle I try to be, my face tends to be red and sometimes burning. Oh, and this product comes with a pump as you can see, which only adds to the convenience factor. Also, a one step solution is cheaper as you're buying less products. I consider this cleanser to be very affordable at $8.99 on the Vitacost website. If you are unfamiliar with Vitacost, I highly recommend you check it out. It's a great way to save money on skincare and cosmetics as well as many other things. I digress. I highly recommend this product for anyone, whether or not you have sensitive skin.
Thanks for your time, and I hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Desert Paradise

I normally don't do very warm toned looks, but I do like to bring out my eye color with warm golds and browns on occasion. Today, I was inspired by Pumpkin and Poppy's eyeshadow pigment in Three Wishes from her Arabian Nights collection. This collection was inspired by Disney's Aladdin and contains products that work on ALL skin tones.  There is something in it for everyone. I also used two more pigments from other collects as well as my Wet n' Wild I <3 Matte palette. I hope you enjoy.
 Urban Decay Primer Potion 
 Wet n' Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Pencil in Pixie (inner corner)
Pumpkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Between the Stars (dusted over Pixie shadow pencil in inner corner)
Pumkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Three Wishes (lid)
Pumpkin and Poppy eyeshadow in Notre Dame (blended into crease) 
Darkest matte brown in the Wet n' Wild matte palette (outer corner, blended slightly into crease)
Matte black in Wet n' Wild palette (pressed into the lashline for a liner)
Milani Shadow Eyes in Champagne Toast (lower waterline) 

100% Pure liquid foundation in Creme
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation in Translucent/Light
Pumpkin and Poppy mineral foundation in Rice Paper
Pumpkin and Poppy bronzer in Cave of Wonders
Hard Candy baked blush in Living Doll

DISCLAIMER: If I have left a product out of the listings, it's because it's an item that is no longer considered cruelty free. I have some items in my collection that are not cruelty free any longer that I will not repurchase once they are used up, and I do not feel comfortable disclosing these products.